Breaking News: English sides Aston Villa, QPR want to sign Ghana coach Avram Grant

Ghana football authorities will be scratching their heads on how to keep their results-oriented coach Avram Grant after reports in England on Thursday linked him with two Premier League clubs following his recent heroics at the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Shocking reports in the English media on Thursday have been linking the Ghana coach with the vacant posts at Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa even though he took over the Black Stars just over six weeks ago.

His overly impressive performance with the Black Stars at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations looks to have sparked interest in the league where he came to global prominence with Chelsea.

The former Chelsea and West Ham boss Grant has now been mentioned as a possible contender for the roles to replace Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road and Paul Lambert at Villa Park.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes said he has identified his “dream manager” — but did not reveal who it is in a tweet he posted on Tuesday.

His posting came just hours after the Ghana coach arrived in Ghana at the end of the tournament to a heroes welcome for his performance with the Black Stars at short notice.

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood was thought to be the frontrunner to take over at QPR, while another favourite Michael Laudrup has ruled himself out of the running .

Lambert was sacked on Wednesday , just 24 hours after the 2-0 defeat at Hull City which saw Villa drop into the Premier League’s bottom three, with Sherwood and United Staes boss Jurgen Klinsmann the early favourites to succeed the Scot. Avram Grant guided Ghana to the final of this year’s African Nations Cup.

Grant, who has had jobs around the world, is currently in charge of Ghana and guided them to the final of the African Nations Cup this month, only to lose on penalties to Ivory Coast .

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